I had LPS resection where the surgeon put the incision under the eyelid. He used dissolvable stitches and said it will take up to 4 weeks for them to dissolve. This was 5 days ago and I still dont see any results. If at all, the eye looks smaller and there is some swelling. I am seeing double and blurry with that eye. The eye seems to close fully. How long does the swelling last? Is the double-vision/blurryness normal? When will it resolve?
Ptosis Surgery (LPS Resection) Recovery Time?
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Eyelid surgery healing
It can take up to 6 months to see final results of your eyelid surgery, although the majority of the swelling will be gone by 4-6 weeks after surgery.
5 days is very early from this type of surgery.
Swelling in the eyelid cause the lid to be heavy. It is much like pasting a coin to the eyelid. It will weigh it down. As the swelling resolves, the eyelid position often dramatically improves. This can be a slow process. The swelling really has little to do with the type of suture used.
Ptosis surgery recovery time
It's very early. I would wait about 2 to 3 weeks before beginning to judge the results. Also, follow up with your surgeon closely. He/she will guide you through this. Don't worry, you'll do great but follow up with your surgeon. 5 days is just too early to tell
Best of luck
Chase Lay, MD
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The suture can be an ocular surface irritant which will cause mucous production and some surface irregularity that is likely causing your "double vision/blurriness". This will improve over time, as will the swelling. If by 1 month you see absolutely no improvement in your eyelid position, the surgery may have been ineffective. Five days is not nearly enough time for you to be worried.
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